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THE
BOOK OF
NONSENSE


Edward Lear- A Book of Nonsense.jpg


WITH ORIGINAL VERSES
AND ILLUSTRATIONS
BY

EDWARD LEAR


F. WARNE & CO., LTD.
LONDON & NEW YORK

 

 

THE BOOK OF NONSENSE

 

 

THE
BOOK of NONSENSE

BY
EDWARD LEAR

With all the Original Pictures and Verses


Edward Lear- A Book of Nonsense.jpg

There was an Old Derry down Derry, Who loved to see little folks merry;
So he made them a book, and with laughter they shook
At the fun of that Derry down Derry.

FREDERICK WARNE AND CO. LTD.
LONDON AND NEW YORK

 

 

From the Original Authentic Edition
Published by FREDERICK WARNE & CO., LTD.
LONDON


Printed in Great Britain

 

 

Dedication

TO THE
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN,
GRAND-NEPHEWS, AND GRAND-NIECES
OF EDWARD, 13TH EARL OF DERBY,
THIS BOOK OF DRAWINGS & VERSES

(The greater part of which were originally made
and composed for their parents)

IS DEDICATED BY
THE AUTHOR
EDWARD LEAR EDWARD LEAR

LONDON

 

 
Chapters(not individually listed)
By Way of Preface
  1. There was an Old Man with a beard
  2. There was a Young Lady of Ryde
  3. There was an Old Man with a nose
  4. There was an Old Man on a hill
  5. There was a Young Lady whose bonnet
  6. There was a Young Person of Smyrna
  7. There was an Old Person of Chili
  8. There was an Old Man with a gong
  9. There was an Old Lady of Chertsey
  10. There was an Old Man in a tree
  11. There was an Old Man with a flute
  12. There was a Young Lady whose chin
  13. There was an Old Man of Kilkenny
  14. There was an Old Person of Ischia
  15. There was an Old Man in a boat
  16. There was a Young Lady of Portugal
  17. There was an Old Man of Moldavia
  18. There was an Old Man of Madras
  19. There was an Old Person of Leeds
  20. There was an Old Person of Hurst
  21. There was a Young Person of Crete
  22. There was on Old Man of the Isles
  23. There was an Old Person of Buda
  24. There was an Old Man of Columbia
  25. There was a Young Lady of Dorking
  26. There was an Old Man who supposed
  27. There was an Old Man of the West
  28. There was an Old Man of the Wrekin
  29. There was a Young Lady whose eyes
  30. There was a Young Lady of Norway
  31. There was an Old Man of Vienna
  32. There was an Old Person whose habits
  33. There was an Old Person of Dover
  34. There was an Old Man of Marseilles
  35. There was an Old Person of Cadiz
  36. There was an Old Person of Basing
  37. There was an Old Man of Quebec
  38. There was an Old Person of Philæ
  39. The was a Young Lady of Bute
  40. There was a Young Lady whose nose
  41. There was an Old Man of Apulia
  42. There was an Old Man with a poker
  43. There was an Old Person of Prague
  44. There was an Old Man of the North
  45. There was an Old Person of Mold
  46. There was an Old Man of Nepaul
  47. There was an Old Man of th' Abruzzi
  48. There was an Old Person of Rhodes
  49. There was an Old Man of Peru
  50. There was an Old Man of Melrose
  51. There was a Young Lady of Lucca
  52. There was an Old Man of Bohemia
  53. There was an Old Man of Vesuvius
  54. There was an Old Man of Cape Horn
  55. There was an Old Lady whose folly
  56. There was an Old Man of Corfu
  57. There was an Old Man of the South
  58. There was an Old Man of the Nile
  59. There was an Old Person of Rheims
  60. There was an Old Person of Cromer
  61. There was an Old Person of Troy
  62. There was an Old Man of the Dee
  63. There was an Old Man of Dundee
  64. There was an Old Person of Tring
  65. There was an Old Man on some rocks
  66. There was an Old Man of Coblenz
  67. There was an Old Man of Calcutta
  68. There was Old Man in a pew
  69. There was an Old Man who said, 'How
  70. There was a Young Lady of Hull
  71. There was an Old Man of Whitehaven
  72. There was an Old Man of Leghorn
  73. There was an Old Man of the Hague
  74. There was an Old Man of Jamaica
  75. There was an Old Person of Dutton
  76. There was a Young Lady of Tyre
  77. There was an Old Man who said, 'Hush!
  78. There was an Old Man of the East
  79. There was an Old Man of Kamschatka
  80. There was an Old Man of the coast
  81. There was an Old Person of Bangor
  82. There was an Old Man with a beard
  83. There was an Old Man of the West
  84. There was an Old Person of Anerley
  85. There was a Young Lady of Troy
  86. There was an Old Person of Berlin
  87. There was an Old Person of Spain
  88. There was a Young Lady of Russia
  89. There was an Old Man who said, 'Well!
  90. There was a Young Lady of Wales
  91. There was an Old Person of Cheadle
  92. There was a Young Lady of Welling
  93. There was an Old Person of Tartary
  94. There was an Old Person of Chester
  95. There was an Old Man with a owl
  96. There was an Old Person from Gretna
  97. There was a Young Lady of Sweden
  98. There was a Young Girl of Majorca
  99. There was an Old Man of the Cape
  100. There was an Old Lady of Prague
  101. There was an Old Person of Sparta
  102. There was an Old Man at a casement
  103. There was a Young Lady of Clare
  104. There was an Old Person of Ems
  105. There was an Old Man on whose nose
  106. There was a Young Lady of Parma
  107. There was an Old Person of Burton
  108. There was an Old Man of Aosta
  109. There was an Old Person of Ewell


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.